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aphis

[ey-fis, af-is] /ˈeɪ fɪs, ˈæf ɪs/
noun, plural aphides
[ey-fi-deez, af-i-] /ˈeɪ fɪˌdiz, ˈæf ɪ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
an aphid, especially of the genus Aphis.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Neo-Latin, first recorded in a Gk lexicon of 1523 as áphis, with the Latin gloss cimex bedbug; perhaps originally a misreading of Greek kóris bug

APHIS

1.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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British Dictionary definitions for aphis

aphis

/ˈeɪfɪs/
noun (pl) aphides (ˈeɪfɪˌdiːz)
1.
any of various aphids constituting the genus Aphis, such as the blackfly
2.
any other aphid
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin (coined by Linnaeus for obscure reasons)
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APHIS

[United States Department of Agriculture] Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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